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Erik404

Distilled water instead of mineral oil?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Im just wondering, not about to build a PC, but coudn‘t you use distilled water in a mineral oil PC? This would eliminate the nastynes of mineral oil PC, would cool a little better and still shoudn‘t demage your componets. Or am I misunderstanding something?

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That will literally short every possible exposed contacts in that pc. Oof. 


Im with the mentaility of "IF IM NOT SURE IF ITS ENOUGH COOLING, GO OVERKILL"

 

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If you're talking about pure distilled water it will become conductive very quick, as it's in dire need of ions (remember, water are quite strong solvent actually) after you robbed it of them, so it will grab any ions available. And soft water wouldn't help either, as there are obviously some ions already present.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for your anwsers first :)

I also found a old Thread about exactly the same topic: 

Their conclusion was the same: It WILL destroy the PC and all your spend money go‘s brrrrrr

But everybody said, that it will distroy the PC over time ... so can I use something to automaticly clean the water? Someone cleaned it before, so ... is it possable to build a ‚water cleaning loop‘, running all the time, makeing sure the components won‘t short?

Or would that be as stupid as my last idea? XD 

 

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On 4/15/2020 at 4:32 PM, Erik404 said:

Thanks for your anwsers first :)

I also found a old Thread about exactly the same topic: 

Their conclusion was the same: It WILL destroy the PC and all your spend money go‘s brrrrrr

But everybody said, that it will distroy the PC over time ... so can I use something to automaticly clean the water? Someone cleaned it before, so ... is it possable to build a ‚water cleaning loop‘, running all the time, makeing sure the components won‘t short?

Or would that be as stupid as my last idea? XD 

 

Extremely expensive. Better off buying a chiller.

 

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No, for 2 reasons. The first being that the water will become conductive in short order. But even if you avoided that by setting up a distiller loop, which would be a ludicrously expensive setup from an energy standpoint as well as extremely bulky you would still end up leaching material from the components which eventually would cause them to fail anyway.

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